“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”
I’ve heard this quote from Frost before but never really took it to heart until recently. This reminds me of something a friend of mine always asks when one of us does bad on a test or something doesn’t go quite right. She always asks, “will you remember this, or will this matter to you, in a year?” Most of the time, the answer is no, but in that moment, it matters a lot to us. But we all need to ask ourselves what my friend asks us. If you get a bad grade, will that one bad grade matter in a year? If you didn’t get accepted to a certain program or group, will it matter in a year? It’s better not to dwell on the bad things that happen in life because those things won’t matter. In college, you quickly learn that nothing you did in high school matters to people. In the moment it may be really hard to go through or hard to take, but you won’t remember it soon. Take a break today and let go of all those things you need to in order to live your life and move on from the bad.